On June 13, the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, Okla., will open Philbrook Downtown, a 30,000-square-foot, two-story satellite space in a brick warehouse in the Brady Arts District. Designed in a minimalist, white-cube style by Gluckman Mayner Architects, the New York-based firm responsible for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Penn., and numerous other art venues, the new galleries will be devoted to the display of modern, contemporary and Native American art, as well as research and programming. Read More
What surprised artist Hannes Koch most about Rain Room (2012), an installation which he co-created that consists of a field of falling water that stops when it detects a presence, was not how well it was received. It broke attendance records at the Barbican in London earlier this year. Instead, Koch was impressed by the way the work serves as a kind of memory chamber for so many people, himself included. Read More
Even though the objects on view are all made with modern-day industrial materials such as concrete and metal, walking into "All industrious people," an exhibition by Justin Matherly at New York's Paula Cooper Gallery (through Apr. 27), feels something like entering a show charting an archaeological dig at an ancient site. Consisting of seven inkjet monoprints and one monumental concrete sculpture mounted upon a gaggle of metal walkers, the show largely derives its inspiration from Nemrud Dagi in Turkey, an excavated temple-tomb devoted to King Antiochus I, a Hellenistic emperor who ruled in the third century B.C. Read More
Just because you're a sophisticated art world doyenne doesn't mean you can't have jewel-encrusted nails like Beyonce. At least that's Rita Pinto's philosophy. Read More
Comprising 12 episodes, each 3–4 minutes long, "Feast of Burden," a web series by 26-year-old Los Angeles-based filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko, is a drama rendered in short bursts. The first six episodes of "Feast of Burden" premieres today on MOCAtv, the YouTube channel programmed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.
Featuring a dinner party where the characters become trapped by a supernatural force—a conceit that recalls both the surreal environment in Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962) and the campy claustrophobia of the gymnasium scene in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976)—the series is both erudite and uncannily relatable. "A dinner party just felt like the right subject to explore notions of self-importance, propriety and a charged contemporary space," Kotlyarenko told A.i.A.
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli